Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Song Tora! Tora! Tora!
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Daniel Miller
Recorded at Blackwing Studios (London)
Length (mm:ss) 4:34
Tempo 120 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key D Major
Engineered by Eric Radcliffe
John Fryer
Originally released 6 November 1981
Live performances as Depeche Mode 114 times *
Total live performances 114 times *

"Tora! Tora! Tora!" is a song from the 1981 album Speak & Spell by Depeche Mode.

Live versions

This section provides examples of live versions of Tora! Tora! Tora! from each tour that it was played. The recordings from 1981-09-29 Paris, 1982-02-21 Glasgow and 1982-10-25 London are generally regarded as the best sounding versions out of these examples.

1980 Tour

1981 Tour

1982 See You Tour

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

Lyrics


Tora! Tora! Tora!

They were raining from the sky

Exploding in my heart

Is this a love in disguise

Or just a form of modern art


From the skies you could almost hear them cry

Tora! Tora! Tora!

In the town they were going down

Tora! Tora! Tora!


I had a nightmare only yesterday

You played a skeleton

You took my love then died that day

I played an American


From the skies you can almost hear them cry

Tora! Tora! Tora!

In the town they were going down

Tora! Tora! Tora!


I played an American


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1981 Musical Moments Ltd./Sony Music Publishing Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Tora! Tora! Tora!"
Main article: List of dates where "Tora! Tora! Tora!" was played